Polish Christian Democratic Party

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Polish Christian Democratic Party
Founded 1919
Dissolved 1937
Headquarters Warsaw, Poland
Ideology Political catholicism
Christian Democracy
Political position Centre-right
Politics of Poland
Political parties
Elections

Polish Christian Democratic Party (Polish: Polskie Stronnictwo Chrześcijańskiej Demokracji, PSChD, commonly known as Chrześcijańska or Chadecja[1]), was a political party of Polish right wing christian democracy faction existing in the first year of the Second Polish Republic. It leader and main activist was Wojciech Korfanty.

In 1922 Chadecja became part of the Chrześcijański Związek Jedności Narodowej (Chiena) coalition. Part of the Chjeno-Piast coalition after signing the Lanckorona Pact in 1923.

After the May Coup of 1926, split into three factions. Member of Centrolew coalition in 1929. Member of Front Morges coalition on 1937, and merged with National Workers' Party to form the Labor Party.

Literature[edit]

  • Kuk, Leszek (2004). "A Powerful Catholic Church, Unstable State and Authoritarian Political Regime: The Christian Democratic Party in Poland". In Kaiser, Wolfram; Wohnout, Helmut. Political Catholicism in Europe 1918-45 (Routledge). pp. 123–140. ISBN 0-7146-5650-X. 

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Note that the terms Chrześcijańska Demokracja or Chadecja in Poland can refer to the dominant Polish Christian context